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For Immediate Release:

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Eat, Laugh, Learn and Meet Your Neighbors at G.A.I.N. Parties

 

(GOODYEAR, AZ) Come out to fun-filled parties and meet your neighbors! G.A.I.N. stands for Getting Arizona Involved in Neighborhoods and is a statewide event held in most Arizona cities and towns during the month of October. The goal of G.A.I.N. is to strengthen communities by encouraging neighbors to meet each other and also to promote safer neighborhoods by increasing crime prevention and safety awareness. While each party is different, most feature childrenÕs games, food, and opportunities to learn about City services, especially Police, Fire and Public Works. A caravan of motorcycles, fire trucks and buses with members of your City Council, city department heads and the famous Curby and the Collectors singing group will visit each party.

 

Bring a lawn chair or blanket and have fun!

 

WeÕd like to thank our sponsors for helping this day happen.  This yearÕs Presenting Sponsor is BK Family Homes.  APS, Southwest Ambulance, Crossings Church, Palm Valley Classic Car Spa and Osborne Jewelers are supporting sponsors.

 

The G.A.I.N. parties are being held on Saturday, Oct. 14 in the following neighborhoods:

 

Canada Village

4 to 7 p.m.

Location: Canada Village Park

Activities: Craft tables, barbeque and potluck, free raffle Ð additional tickets $1 each or 6 for $5.

 

Canyon Trails

3 to 7 p.m.

Location: Desert Thunder Elementary School (167th Ave & Portland)

Activities: Bouncers, face painting, caricature artist, disc jockey, craft tables, vendors. Earn additional free raffle tickets by bringing a gently used purse or cleaning supplies for donation to local charities that help victims of domestic violence. Additional raffle tickets will be sold: $1 each or 6 for $5.

 

Cottonflower

3:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Location: 173rd Avenue main common area

Activities: Bouncers, live music, karaoke, pi–atas, craft tables, vendors, barbeque, free raffle.  Collecting for Westside Food Bank Ð bring non-perishable items and receive free raffle tickets.

 

Estrella Mountain Ranch

6 to 8 p.m.

Location: Estrella Mountain Ranch Yacht Club

Activities: Disc jockey, live music, craft tables, vendors, barbeque, free raffle.

 

Estrella Vista and Sarival Village

3:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Location: Estrella Vista Park (158th Ave & Lower Buckeye)

Activities: Bouncers, face painter, balloon artist, Smokey the Bear, Icees, live music, craft tables, child safety information, free raffle.  Collecting for Westside Food Bank Ð bring non-perishable items and receive free raffle tickets. Potluck Ð bring your favorite dish to share (some food drink, and snacks provided).

 

Historic Goodyear

3 to 6 p.m.

Location: Loma Linda Park (430 E. Loma Linda Blvd.)

Activities: Live music, craft tables, barbeque, free raffle.

 

Palm Valley Phase II and III

5 to 8 p.m.

Location: Thomas Park (144th Ave & Thomas)

Activities: Bouncer, craft tables, vendors, demonstration by Mad Science, meet the animal EMTs from the Arizona Humane Society, self defense demonstration, M.I.L.K. (Managing Information for Missing Kids). Raffle Prizes Ð grand prize is a Royal Caribbean Cruise!  Collecting for Westside Food Bank Ð bring non-perishable items and receive free raffle tickets.

 

Pebble Creek

4:30 to 7 p.m.

Location: Eagles Nest Arts & Crafts parking lot and lawn area

Activities: Live Music from ÒElvisÓ (impersonator).  Collecting for Westside Food Bank Ð bring non-perishable items and receive free raffle tickets.

 

Sunrise at Wigwam

4 to 7 p.m.

Location: 142nd Lane main common area

Activities: Bouncer, moon walk, craft tables, vendors, live music, disc jockey, chili cook-off, best dessert contest, face painting, free raffle.

 

Wildflower Ranch

4 to 7 p.m.

Location: Wildflower Ranch Elementary School

Activities: Ice cream social, craft tables, bouncer, music, vendors, free raffle.


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